Online Sakura players, please read

I think you will be interested in this:

We currently have a ‘team’ if you will that is working together to get better in this game. Most of us don’t have access to big arcades with lots of SF4 players, so online is our best resource. What we’ve done is set up several things:

We have an ongoing weekly tournie that we moderate and set up, usually playing 1 round of the tourney each day to 2 days. It’s a dbl elim, FT5 best of 3 rounds tourney.

We have an IRC chat setup to help facilitate matches and casuals (last night we had over 40 PS3 and XBL players online, needless to say, tons of sparring matches were had). This is also a good way to ask questions, get feedback real time, and just plain have fun with the guys in the community.

We have a ‘team’ forum set up to give permanent feedback to matches. The only reason we really use the team forum is to report matches and give breakdowns. It helps to keep SRK uncluttered and to not have to hear people whine about all the posts.

So, to all you Sakuras out there feel free to join the endeavor. You won’t regret it.

Some information:

We are on IRC on quakenet. You can use a quick web interface to get in, but we recommend getting one of the many clients that conenct you to IRC. If you are unfamiliar with that, we can help. For now though, connect to us using:
enter in your nick as either PS3|name or XBL|name
the channel is #streetfighter4

Here is a link to the historical info on our group:

As for the tourney, this week is filled, but the tourney resets once the current one finishes, and spots are up for grabs at that point. Matchmaking is done pretty easy and quickly with IRC so you should still get in there and play some quality opponents. We look forward to seeing you all in IRC and getting some practice/matches in against those interested.

I’m already in, I’d like to get some more practice rounds though.

I have to go to quakenet and download the IRCs or whatever and get myself rollin’

Are there any plans for the training team to include PC players?

Zero, there are already about 5 or 6 PC players in the training team.

There are no other Sakuras out there wanting to get more sparring in? Do all Sakuras instead prefer Champ Mode? Surely yall Sakuras can see the benefit of having multiple different characters availble to spar whenever.

Anywho, had some great tourney matches last night, as well as some intense casuals. Hope to see more action from the Sakuras, cuz right now yall have next to nil representation.

Cool beans – I’ll check it out; the opening post says XBL and PSN, never GFWL so I assumed there was no PC love – you might want to modify that.